DelSORB Blue Silica Gel SDS

Revised 2015

Section 1: CHEMICAL PRODUCT & COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: DelSORB® 

Chemical Name: Blue Indicating Silica Gel 

Synonyms: Amorphous Silica Desiccant

Emergency Assistance

Supplier: Interra Global Corporation 800 Busse Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA

Telephone:+1.847.292.8600

Section 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

GHS classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Respiratory sensitization (Category 1), H334
Skin sensitization (Category 1), H317
Reproductive toxicity (Category 1B), H360
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 2), H401
Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351
Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 3), H412

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Pictogram:

SDS Hazards Identification Danger

Signal word: Danger


Hazard statement(s):
H317 May cause allergic skin reaction
H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
H351 Suspected of causing cancer
H360 May damage fertility or the unborn child
H401 Toxic to aquatic life
H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
Precautionary statement(s)
P201 Obtain special instructions before use
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and
understood
P261 Avoid breathing dust
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the
workplace
P273 Avoid release to the environment
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face
protection
P285 In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection
P302 + P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water and soap
P304 + P341 IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, remove person to fresh air
and keep at rest in position comfortable for breathing
P308 + P313 IF EXPOSED OR CONCERNED: Get medical advice.
P333 + P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
P405 Store locked up
P501 Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal
plant in accordance with local regulation(s)


Sensitizing components:
Cobalt dichloride
May produce an allergic reaction

2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS
None

Section 3: COMPOSITION & INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical identity : SiO2 · nH2O + CoCl2
Common name : Blue Indicating Silica Gel; Amorphous Silica
Numbers of identity
: CAS-Nr. : 112926-00-8 (> 99.7%) (Silica Gel)
: EC-No. : 231-545-4
: CAS-Nr. : 7646-79-9 (< 0.3%) (Cobalt Dichloride)
: EC-No. : 231-589-4

Cobalt dichloride is included in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concentration
(SVHC) according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH)
Impurities : None

Section 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice

Consult a qualified medical professional. Show this data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Move
out of the dangerous area. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If ingested: Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts are ingested, get medical advice.

Skin contact: Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops.

Eye contact: Flush eyes with plenty of water. Check for and remove any contact lenses if possible. Continue flushing eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.

Inhalation: Move individual to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, get medical attention.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labeling (see section 2.2) and/or section 11.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available

Section 5: FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media : Any media suitable for the surrounding fire.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Fire hazards : Not considered to be a fire hazard
Explosion hazards : Not considered to be an explosion hazard

Section 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing dust. Ensure adequate ventilation. For
personal protection see section 8.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge
into the environment must be avoided.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Dispose of
material according to local and regional requirements. 

Section 7: HANDLING & STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe dust. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (e.g. dust, solids). For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Suitable for any general chemical storage area. Keep container tightly closed. Hygroscopic.

7.3 Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2, no other specific uses are stipulated.

Section 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters/exposure limits

Component CAS-No. Value Control Parameters Basis
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated 112926-00-8 TWA 6.000000 mg/m3 USA. OSHA -
Table Z-1 Limits
for Air
Contaminants -
1910.1000
Silica-Amorphous,
precipitated
112926-00-8 TWA 20.000000 Million
particles/ft3
USA.
Occupational
Exposure Limits
(OSHA) - Table
Z-3 Mineral Dusts

Remarks: Millions of particles per cubic foot of air, based on impinger samples counted by light-field techniques. Mppcf x 35.3 = million particles per cubic meter particles per c.c.

Component CAS-No. Value Control Parameters Basis
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated 112926-00-8 TWA 80.000000 mg/m3 / %
SiO2
USA.
Occupational
Exposure Limits
(OSHA) - Table
Z-3 Mineral Dusts

Remarks: See table Z-3

Component CAS-No. Value Control Parameters Basis
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated 112926-00-8 TWA 6.000000 mg/m3 USA. NIOSH
Recommended
Exposure Limits
Cobalt dichloride 7646-79-9 TWA 0.020000 mg/m3 USA. ACGIH
Threshold Limit
Values (TLV)

Remarks: Pulmonary function, Asthma, Myocardial effects. Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance
to humans varies

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne
levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use
ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at
the end of workday.


8.3 Personal protective equipment
Safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, and dust respirator. Be sure to use an NIOSH approved
respirator or equivalent.

Section 9: PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Physical state : Solid, crystals / beads
Color : Blue - pink
Odor : Odorless
Odor threshold : No data available
pH-value : 5.5 – 9.0 (in 5% slurry)
Melting point : No data available
Freezing Point : No data available
Initial boiling point : No data available
Flash point : No data available
Evaporation rate : No data available
Flammability (solid, gas) : Non-flammable
Explosion limits : No data available
Vapor pressure : Not applicable
Vapor density : Not applicable
Relative density : 2.1 (Water = 1)
Solubility : Insoluble, chloride may leach out
Partition coefficient : No data available
Auto-ignition temperature : No data available
Decomposition temperature : No data available
Viscosity : No data available

Section 10: STABILITY & REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity: No Data Available.

10.2 Chemical stability:The product is stable under normal ambient and anticipated storage and handling conditions of temperature and storage.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions: No data available.

10.4 Conditions to avoid: No data available.

10.5 Incompatible materials: This product is incompatible with powerful, alkali metals, strong oxidizing agents.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products: Other decomposition products – No data available. In the event of fire see section 5.1. 

Section 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effect

Acute toxicity
Inhalation : No data available
Ingestion : No data available
Dermal : No data available

Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available

Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization
No data available

Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available

Carcinogenicity
IARC : 2B – Group 2B: Possibly carcinogenic to humans (Cobalt chloride)
IARC : 3 – Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenetic to humans (Silica-Amorphous, precipitated)

Reproductive toxicity
No data available

Specific target organ toxicity following single exposure
No data available

Specific target organ toxicity following repeated exposure
No data available

Aspiration hazard
Dust may irritate lungs.

11.2 Information on likely routes of exposure
Absorbed through skin, eye contact, inhalation, and ingestion.
 

11.3 Additional Information
Exposure to dust particles may cause irritation of the respiratory tract. May cause dryness and
irritation to mucous membranes, nose, and throat. Symptoms may include coughing, sore throat,
and wheezing. May cause slight irritation and abrasion in case of skin contact. Dust may cause
eye irritation, redness, and pain.

Section 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity 
Silica gel is not expected to be toxic to aquatic life.

12.2 Persistence and degradability
No data available.

12.3 Bioaccumalative potential
No data available.

12.4 Mobility in soil
No data available.

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
No data available.

12.6 Other adverse effects
An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product: Dispose of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental control regulations.
Contaminated packaging: Packaging may contain residual dust. Dispose of in accordance with federal, state, and local
environmental control regulations.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (U.S.A.)
Not a dangerous good.

IMDG
Not a dangerous good.

Transport hazard classes
Not applicable.

Packing group
Not applicable.

Environmental hazards
See section 12.

Transport in bulk
Not applicable.

Special precautions for users
Not applicable

Section 15: OTHER REGULATORY INFORMATION

15.1 Federal and state regulations:

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

SARA 313
The following components are subject to reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

Cobalt dichloride
CAS-No.: 7646-79-9
Revision date: 2009-07-17

SARA 311/312 Hazards
Chronic health hazard

Massachusetts Right to Know Components
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated
CAS-No.: 112926-00-8
Revision date: 1993-04-24

Pennsylvania Right to Know Components
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated
CAS-No.: 112926-00-8
Revision date: 1993-04-24

Cobalt dichloride
CAS-No.: 7646-79-9
Revision date: 2009-07-17

New Jersey Right to Know Components
Silica-Amorphous, precipitated
CAS-No.: 112926-00-8
Revision date: 1993-04-24

Cobalt dichloride
CAS-No.: 7646-79-9
Revision date: 2009-07-17

California Proposition 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.

Toxic Control Substances Act (TSCA)
Listed on the TSCA Inventory.

DOT Classification
Not a DOT controlled material (United States)

15.2 Other classifications

HMIS (U.S.A.)
Health hazard : 2
Reactivity : 0
Personal protection : E

National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.)
Health : 2
Flammability : 0
Reactivity : 0

Toxic Control Substances Act (TSCA)
This product complies with all applicable rules or orders under the Toxic Control Substances Act(TSCA).

Section 16: OTHER INFORMATION

References: Not available. 

Other Special Considerations: Not available.

The purpose of this Safety Data Sheet is to describe the products in terms of their safety requirements. The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the bet information currently available to us. However, we make no warrant of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect of such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Delta Adsorbents be liable for an claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Delta Adsorbents has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

 

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